ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 216.9

Benign neoplasm skin NOS

Diagnosis Code 216.9

ICD-9: 216.9
Short Description: Benign neoplasm skin NOS
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of skin, site unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 216.9

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 216 Benign neoplasm of skin

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 216.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Benign Tumors

Also called: Benign cancer, Benign neoplasms, Noncancerous tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They are made up of extra cells. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as your body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place. Sometimes, this process goes wrong. New cells form when your body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. When these extra cells form a mass, it is called a tumor.

Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in one place. They cannot spread or invade other parts of your body. Even so, they can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as your brain.

Treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Biopsy - polyps
  • Cherry angioma

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Skin Conditions

Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Acrodermatitis
  • Cradle cap
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cutaneous skin tags
  • Dry skin
  • Dry skin -- self-care
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Erythema toxicum
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura
  • Ichthyosis vulgaris
  • Intertrigo
  • Ischemic ulcers -- self-care
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Lichen planus
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Milia
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Pityriasis rubra pilaris
  • Pyogenic granuloma
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Skin and hair changes during pregnancy
  • Skin flaps and grafts -- self-care
  • Skin graft
  • Skin lesion biopsy
  • Skin self-exam
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers
  • Striae
  • Vesicles
  • Xanthoma
  • Xeroderma pigmentosa

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